MISSOULA — A Missoula contractor who took millions of dollars from his clients and used it for personal material gain – jewelry, homes, cars and Jet Skis – will spend the next eight years in federal prison and will forfeit $6.5 million in assets to the U.S. government.
GREAT FALLS — A federal jury convicted a consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe of more than two dozen charges after prosecutors said he provided kickbacks to tribal leaders in a scheme to defraud a $9.3 million mental health program.
Billings resident Angela Corson Smith admitted Thursday in U.S. District Court that she defrauded a bank and investors of about $150,000.
A Billings woman who was scheduled to plead guilty to defrauding a bank and investors of about $150,000 had her hearing continued on Monday for medical reasons.
A Billings woman suspected of defrauding a bank to get a home loan and of bilking investors in a separate scheme is expected again to admit to fraud charges after a federal judge rejected an earlier plea deal.
A Billings woman suspected of impersonating a nurse practitioner student at a local hospital admitted Wednesday to forging her husband's signature to obtain a bank loan in an unrelated federal case.
A federal judge on Thursday released from custody Angela Corson Smith, a Billings woman indicted on bank and wire fraud charges and suspected of impersonating a nurse at Billings Clinic.
MISSOULA — A 36-year-old Belgrade woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling $318,000 from her employer over four years.
A California man has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to fleece investors who bought into fictitious oil-and-gas projects in Eastern Montana's Bakken oil patch, authorities said Tuesday.
CHEYENNE — A second suspect has pleaded guilty for his role in an arson attack that destroyed a landmark hotel in Cheyenne.
MISSOULA — A former accountant for a Kalispell lumber company has pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge for an investment scam that initially cost the company $350,000.
GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet tribal member has pleaded not guilty to charges related to allegations she stole money from North American Indian Days vendors.
A history of white-collar crimes caught up with a Billings woman Monday when a federal judge ordered her to spend more than eight years in federal prison for running a scheme to defraud and bribe the U.S. military.
A former Billings woman will spend four months under house arrest for her role in a scheme to bribe military purchasing agents.
As Billings resident Mitchell John Romersa chased his dream of becoming a country singer, he turned the life of one his supporters into a nightmare.
A tearful apology didn’t persuade a federal judge on Thursday to show leniency to a Billings woman who admitted using identities of dead people to file false tax returns and get refunds.
A Billings woman accused of masterminding a scheme to defraud the U.S. military through unauthorized purchases of office supplies from companies she operated and paying bribes to government employees admitted to federal charges Thursday.
A federal judge ordered Billings businessman Robert Shane Peterson to prison Thursday for his role in an insurance scam, saying Peterson needed incarceration to stop him from committing more crimes.
A former Billings man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for fraudulent business dealings that bilked thousands of dollars form two victims.
Genealogy research gave a Billings woman the idea of using dead people’s information to file false tax returns and get refunds.